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  • SPORTS MOMENT: 1990 Reds World Series win. Being at the 2002 Michigan Game a close second.
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Comment 24 Aug 2016

Taxes in Cali do not go down ....

He does lose money with the manner in which the Charges want to structure the contract for sure.  Because the money he gets later down the road is capital that is not invested now, drawing returns, etc....there is a time value of money that is in play here, for sure.  There are real, concrete reasons that he wants all his money up front and it sounds like that is standard around the league.  So, Bosa is not asking for anything that is "special" or extraordinary.

BUT, the big issue, as I see it anyway, is that no matter the amount of money he will lose by not having the entire capital immediately, he most certainly will lose many more millions by not signing the contract and holding out the entire year.     

Comment 24 Aug 2016

I understand sticking to your guns, but at some point you have to simply look in the mirror and realize the cost/benefit.  Bosa is making the wrong choice here and there is no way to spin it, period.  He is giving up an entire year's salary.  He will never get that back.  By holding out, he will never make as much as a pro as he would having signed the contract.  One less year of bigtime money. Plus, there is no guarantee he will be a top 5 pick next year.  Certainly probably a top 10 pick, but you never know as the dynamics are different year-to-year with respect to the draft.

As a buckeyes fan, I love Bosa, but there is no way this is the right decision.  No way, no how will he ever recoup the money.   the "benefit" of getting the bonus structured as he wants will never outweigh the "cost" of an entire year's salary.  It stinks the chargers are the way they are, but that is what can happen with a draft - you don't get to chose the team. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Yes, it's called the totem poll. If each statement itself meets an exception, it can be admitted. Not happening in this case, based upon what we know. But, in theory, you can have hearsay exceptions of many, many layers. 

Comment 13 Jul 2016

Maybe I should add an 11W question, but I'd only get looked at more strangely than arguing the rules of evidence should apply. 

Im pleased, your honor, that you abide by the rules of evidence, and once in a while I get a former trial attorney (not prosecutor ) as a judge that agrees they actually apply. Problem is all that damn precedent against me.  In ohio, judges are elected and you must almost always be a former prosecutor to be on the bench in that capacity. Please come refresh some recollections as to what constitutes a PSI or an EU exception. I would honestly buy you lunch for weeks. 

So, did you handle article 15's? 

Comment 12 Jul 2016

I totally agree with your first point. The rest  are alarming. 

"Everyone knows at some point." Really? That's an awfully broad brush stroke.  I truly understand your desire to keep the stench where it belongs and wanting punishment where deserved, but to blindly call for the condemnation of someone with no objective evidence whatsoever is misplaced, in my opinion. Accusations are wrong all the time for a variety of reasons.  People deserve better than to be subjected to immediate, impassioned mob justice. If something, anything is proven, then OSU should act appropriately. 

Thats my 2 cents  

Comment 12 Jul 2016

I agree with most of this, but in my experience as a crim guy, schiano's statement would be found as a PSI exception by many, many judges... "White as a ghost" would do the trick. They'd also find it an exited utterance easily.  Courts are loath to deny the state evidence and bend over backwards to let hearsay in, even though they bend all logic of what the rules of evidence state. 

bradley's statement is entirely in admissible.  You hit the nail on the head re: the witness's credibility. The fact that people would condemn these men based upon this guy's testimony is baffling. Please, everyone calling for his immediate dismissal, please never serve on a jury. You don't have the sensibility to do so. 

Comment 19 Oct 2014

Just curious, would you bet your life savings on Minny beating LSU? How many points would give me? 

Look, it's not helpful to be upset at all the things others think. We win and we're probably in. All this other anger is a waste of energy. 

Comment 16 Oct 2014

I was wiling to deal with the VA tech loss when it happened, but as time rolls on, I am more and more perplexed. Wow. That is a bad team that beat us. How were we that bad defensively? 

Comment 28 Sep 2014

actually Thom would be rooting for the Buckeyes... He's an OSU homer if anything. I listen/watch my reds and he loves our Bucks. Probably tempered a bit yesterday, given where his bread is buttered. But I would be willing to be the did not want the Bucks to go down 

Comment 23 Sep 2014

His good buddy and AD at Auburn was the AD at Cincy at the time. Bab witcock or some shit. That's how he ended up in KY north. Remember, he left a power conference gig for another one. That rarely happens. And when it does, it's because the folks know each other. 

Your overall point is valid, though. But Purdue had no "in" with Tubbs

Comment 23 Sep 2014

Couple of observations: 

1. Tubbs didn't put anyone on notice... What was he supposed to say? "I'm concerned we'll shit the bed and fail to communicate?" 

2. The shoe can be extremely loud, but it doesn't happen as often as we like to think. Personally, the 2002 gamble return is the loudest I've ever heard it. I wasn't at the USC game, but have been there for all other night games, save Va Tech this year.

That return was louder than when we secured the title shot against Michigan later on that year... The Tostitos flowed that night and it was grand. 

3. I went to the iron bowl in Shula's last season (astute readers will notice something here). My buddy and future business partner at the time is a huge AU fan, from Jasper AL. I had promised him for years that I would go. I couldn't believe how loud it was. And these were two teams going nowhere. Granted, it was the iron bowl, but I had been to several "The Games" and never heard a stadium that loud.  I've been to HV, AA, and Madison (thanks you a-hole lee Evans!) and was embarrassed at how loud a stadium in the south gets with two bullshit teams compared to up here, although I never confessed it at the time.  

It is different in some places, that's all. 

Our tailgating wins the cake compared to T-town (and anywhere else for that matter), hands down. But stadium hostility isn't even a factor for us, normally. Which is why teams march in to the shoe and beat us at night more regularly than most want to believe. 

But we normally win with more talent. And I prefer that. Remember, Miss St allows cowbells for crying out loud... How well has that noise worked over their history? 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

There is a lot of truth in the problem of luring southern kids north, unless you are OSU, Penn state, Michigan. We still rip kids from FL and GA, and we did it before Meyer. But I don't think we need to get southern kids north in big numbers to get better. 

Population shift is not the reason the league has gone down. Take a look at the population of our states. Are people saying we had to have 10 times the population of AL, Arkansas, Miss, S. Carolina to compete? We're still much larger than most southern states. 

Ohio, penn, ILL, Michigan are still huge states. Plenty of athletes for our premier programs to be nationally competitive. This may not be the case in 2 decades, but right now, population shift is the lazy answer. It doesn't explain the decline. What does, IMO, is coaching staffs. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

I disagree with your new conference idea, but totally agree with everything else. The BIG has never been solid up and down. In fact, historically, no conference has. It is only recent that the SEC has become so deep. 

Our top programs have to win. That's all it will take. 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Count me in the group of folks that believe it only matters about the top of our conference. The best programs have to beat other name brands. Until then, forget it. No one would care about Illinois or IA struggling if Mich state, Michigan, Wisconsin and us had won. Hell, 2-2 would have probably worked as long as the loses we're respectable. 

IMO part of the problem started when certain programs believed they should be better than they are. Minny fired Mason and ILL fired Zook (who brought in athletes). Those programs ought to be thrilled with 6-8 wins and a bowl bid. Once these programs get to that level, don't run off a coach because of one or two bad years. You are what you are. That's why IA needs to stay the course. They aren't getting back to 10/11 win seasons again. 

Michigan state is solid for the foreseeable future. NE is fine. Penn state, Wisky are TBD. We will be fine. It's Michigan that is at a cross roads. These are the 6 programs we need winning. And I think three are uncertain. That's my biggest concern. 

Edited to correct my lol math

Comment 29 Aug 2014

Has he refused to change positions? Maybe this will cause him to, if so.

He was never going to be a NFL QB, folks. I don't know why people ever thought so. That's not an easy thing to achieve, and his throwing motion was always suspect. Could he be a receiver? I don't know. But, why not try? 

Comment 20 Aug 2014

What a weird year now, trying to compare it to anything other than tat gate and coming up with nothing... Our NC hopes are probably gone (I hope not, but reality is reality) but we can still win the Big Ten, finally!  Who knows how this will all shake out, but we didn't hold open tryouts for QB, did we? These guys are good. Recruited for a reason. Are they NC good? I doubt it at this point. But, who the hell knows.  It will be a hell of a ride, though.. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

You made the right call. I too have never had any interest in twitter. He'll, I can't even tell who is saying what to whom on those things. Not worth the effort. And fake JT is just another reminder of how stupid a medium it is. 

Comment 13 Aug 2014

I don't care who RS or not. It's a crapshoot, as always. Let it play out folks. The best will play. That's a distinct difference between the current regime and the last. Seniority doesn't matter. The best will see the field. I'm in favor of this attitude. 

Comment 26 Mar 2014

I would mostly with this... I think the Big ten has a shot being 3rd or 4th, but not number 2. If we are hanging our hat on IA, PSU and NE to make us stronger at the top, that's a bit too much for me to believe. Those are wildly vacillating programs year-to-year. We have two programs guaranteed to be good: us and Mich St. Everyone else is a crapshoot. The B12 and PAC whatever are likely stronger. I hope I'm wrong, but recent history says we're above the AAC and maybe the ACC. 

Comment 20 Mar 2014

Two things: the game was a microcosm of the season. Inconsistent play all around, even from the seniors. But, the people criticizing Matta are crazy. Yes, we list sienna a few years ago and yes we lost today. But how many times has he led us to the sweet 16 and beyond? Only 16 of 300 plus teams can get that far and he's done it more than once. This is the longest period of consistent success this program has had. We usually make the tourney and usually win a couple games or more. It's hard to win a title. Think Dean smith and Roy Williams and Boeheim before they finally got it done. Matta is the right man for the job. 

Comment 19 Mar 2014

It's a good team that will likely lose to Duke. If they get past Duke, they definitely fall in my mind. A good year considering the best pro prospect is out and they started slow. Line most, I'm obviously more concerned with my bucks, but those complaining about an article re: Michigan must have become bucks fans relatively recently.  Most of us are usually interested in what's happening up north. It's the nature of the rivalry. If you don't care about what's happening at/with Michigan, you must be john cooper 's kids. He didn't care much either.